Nov 19, 2012 1:00am PST
unemployment going up. and it implies us shooting our self in the foot at a time when the global environment is much more difficult. see what's happening in europe in the middle east, in china. second, you just had an election, ali, and the message, one of the messages of the election was one of shared responsibility, and fairer burden sharing. and it's a period in which the rich have done extremely well. not just on the outside but also in terms of being protected on the downside. finally and importantly, the economic arguments against this while they will be valid at higher tax rates are not valid here. if you look at the hand that president has, it is stronger than the republican and i think both of them will want it see some sort of compromise. >>> as rockets continue to fly between israel and gaza, the human toll is rising. israel officials say the iron dome defense system has knocked down scores of missiles. but at least three people have been killed and 68 wounded. and gaza no such system exists and air raids sirens are uncommon. there, 76 people have been killed and more than 600 inj
Nov 15, 2012 8:00am PST
environment. that's the education secretary, arne duncan, who is very tall, by the way, a former pro basketball player in australia. [laughter] he was there and spoke. this is a group that gets no federal money, alto secretary duncan does make space available in his education department building for tutoring of these kids who really need the help. it's a great organization, and i was happy to help them last night. so, jenna, i hope you missed me. jenna: i did, always. maybe a pick-up game with secretary duncan in the future? maybe? jon: maybe, although i am probably the worst basketball player on the planet. jenna: i'm ready to go, jon.
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am PST
to the attacks? what was our assessment, our united states assessment, of the environment and the conditions on the ground and had we in advance positioned the right resources to mitigate risk and to make sure that we could handle those known possibilities? >> all right. general marks, thank you very much. appreciate it. i want to go back to the attacks on israel and gaza. the u.n. security council now holding an emergency closed door session about the crisis. member nations called for this. maximum restraints so the situation does not deteriorate any further. the big fear is that the escalating violence could echo the 2008 war that led to israel's land invasion of gaza. the year-long war killed some 1,400 palestinians and israeli. fred joining us from jerusalem. fred, first of all, we saw the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu speaking earlier about the escalating violence, the tension here. here's what he said. >> no government would tolerate a situation where nearly one-fifth of its people live under a constant barrage of rockets and missile fire, and israel will not tolerate this